John Cena is set to star in an action comedy by Jason Bateman.
Jason Bateman will direct and produce the untitled action-comedy which will go out on Netflix.
The film tells the story of “a family that gets stuck in an old abandoned movie studio. The sets come to life and the family members find themselves stuck in various movies.”
Bateman will once again team up with “Game Night” writer Mark Perez, who is scripting. Bateman is producing with Michael Costigan for Aggregate Films along with Jeff Kirschenbaum and Joe Roth for Roth Kirschenbaum Films.
Cena began to expand his career as a top pro wrestler into the movies with Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck” in 2015, followed by “Blockers” and “Bumblebee” last year. He’s also attached to star in Paramount’s family comedy “Playing With Fire,” which begins production next month.
Bateman stars in the Netflix crime show “Ozark” and is up for a SAG Award for actor in a drama series. He has also directed episodes of the show. Bateman made his feature directorial debut with the 2013 comedy “Bad Words,” followed by 2015’s “The Family Fang.” Perez is writing a Carmen Sandiego adaptation for Netflix that will star Gina Rodriguez.